Barbara Keeley MP


Home Office Minister visits Higher Folds Estate

Home Office Minister Hazel Blears visited the Higher Folds area on Friday to talk to local residents about what the government was doing to help combat anti-social behaviour and vandalism.

Barbara said:

"It was good to have Hazel Blears visit Higher Folds and talk to local people about the Government's Respect Action Plan, as the issues involved are important to people on Higher Folds and throughout the constituency of Worsley.

“The Respect Action Plan is based on the idea that people and communities have the right to be free from fear of crime and that we must tackle low level crime and anti-social behaviour as part of that.

“I will be working with local councillors, the police and local people to make sure that we make progress with our action plan on Higher Folds."

Local councillor Fred Walker, who accompanied Ms Blears on her visit, said:

“I am delighted that the police minister, Hazel Blears, has wanted to see what is happening on Higher Folds.

“As well as talking about the Respect Action Plan and discussing with local residents the work to be done on anti-social behaviour, she also visited our new employment centre, the site of our new youth facilities and met the headteacher of St Gabriel’s Primary School, the top school in the recently published Guardian Education tables.

“Barbara Keeley has certainly been able to work with those at the top of government to help solve the problems in our local community.”


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